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Sahi River View Guesthouse

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B - 1/158 A 2 | Assi-Ghat, Varanasi 221005, India
Sahi River View Guesthouse
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Friendly and helpful staff always ready with a smile. Air con wasn't very effective and we only managed to get hot water the first night, but it has a nice view of Assighat and as a whole was a good hostel worth staying at.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We stayed there for three nights during first week of April 2015. It was a pleasant surprise for us to find out a friendly, relatively clean, Ganga view guesthouse at Varanasi within our budget after searching many hotels and guesthouse online. Just an email made it possible without any advance payment via credit card. So, it was hard for us... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

we were there from April 2-5, 2015. Despite a narrow, dark and unimpressive entrance, the guest house was a pleasant surprise with clean spacious room, friendly and well versed (in English and Bangla) staffs. The most important part was the stunning view of the morning Arti at Assi Ghat directly from the veranda. the calm ganga can be viewd from... More 

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London
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I've traveled extensively in India. I've met hundreds of lovely people but I've also met more than my fair share of thiefs, scammers and liars. Obviously, I'm talking about a tiny minority. However, if you're the one who has fallen foul of them, then statistics are meaningless when you become the statistic. I travel independently, so safety, trust and skeptisism... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The room we had was pretty big and spacious. The bed was comfortable. The common areas are fairly comfortable. Food is decent. These are the positive things. However, they seemed way too concerned with business and not hospitality. Wifi was down in the hotel. They told me it was down everywhere that used government wifi, but i spoke to other... More 

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Montreal
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This place is just perfect in every way. I have travelled many times in India and it's the first time I find a guesthouse that I feel so welcomed. My partner and I stayed there for 1 week and we were very sad to leave. We felt part of the family! The Sahi River Guesthouse is a special place. There... More 

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Although the room was basic it was well laid out with beautiful decor, attention to detail and I had my own little balcony that I could look out on and see the Ganges. They were incredibly helpful and quick to respond to any issue. They were incredibly friendly and the food is delicious and well priced with plenty of dishes... More 

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Paris, France
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

i like family run guest house, a good experiences to meet Indian peoples at their best without the problems you can meet on a daily basis..... this is not the best looking place but you won't find much better , comfortable, over looking Assi Ghat, just drop in.

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Mittagong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is the third time I have stayed at the Sahi River Guest House. It is located at Assi Ghat, so quieter and away from the hustle and bustle of other parts of Varanasi. The balcony rooms are really good, with terrific views of the morning 'fire' ceremony with is new to Assi Ghat. Excellent hot water and the food... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We went for the cheapest room, which was by reception so a little noisy but only during the day and very clean. The shower was lovely and hot which is always a bonus for budget travellers. The complimentary breakfast was simple but did the trick. The staff were very friendly, even when we had to wake them up at 4.30am... More 

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